Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of North West, Central West and Channel Country Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:34 pm Thursday, 20 January 2022.

Slow moving storms with heavy activity over the western interior

Weather Situation: A very humid easterly flow continues into the western interior, triggering slow moving storms near the inland trough.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Boulia, Bedourie, Dajarra, Durrie, Brighton Downs and Middleton.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.